I'm a bit confused about how to get joint states.
I'm trying to set up an inverted pendulum on a two-wheeled cart. I've successfully attached differential drive, and also control of the revolute joint for the pendulum rod.
But, now I want to remove any actuators and simply access the state of the passive model. E.g., I want to view the angle of the rod as it collapses under gravity from vertical to about horizontal.
Do I nevertheless need a joint_state_controller, or even position controllers? I'm simulating in gazebo, of course.
The joint_states I see published are empty.
Here are links to the relevant files as they stand now...
ROS Indigo, Gazebo 2.2.6.
Linux Mint 17.3 (Rosa) 64-bit.
(3.19.0-32-generic #37~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 22 09:41:40 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux)
I'd love to get angular position and velocity for the three joints (turret_to_rod, motor_to_wheelleft, motor_to_wheellright).
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